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Summer Season Service Schedule

8:00 a.m. 
Rite I without music

10:00 a.m.
Rite II

5:00 p.m. "Come Just as You Are" Contemporary Service
Weekday Services 

Have a good summer!
Mark your Calendar

Grill Night
July 26th

July 22-29

July 24-28

Movies that make ME Think
July 30th

Last Day for Backpacks
August 6th

LJ Donnell's Baby Shower
August 6th

Food Pantry Day
August 17th

Helping Hands

Please call or email the Church Office should you or someone you  know need a
Helping Hand.
This month's helping hand's leader is 
Rosie Horn


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Readings for Sunday, 
July 30th
Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33,44-52
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July 26th, 2017   
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Six Baptisms! 

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Endowment Fund Update
The St. Anne's Endowment Fund was launched in 2015 with the goal of preparing and investing for the long-term future of St. Anne's.  Thanks to your generosity, the Endowment status as of June 30, 2017, is as follows:

Number of gifts: 94 from 99 people
Number of bequests promised: 51
Number of bequests received: 0
Expenses to date: $1,190
Net value of fund: $246.5K

We are within $4,000 of our initial goal of $250K!

Your commitment to the St. Anne's Endowment Fund today will help support our mission and ministry for many generations to come. You can make a gift now or leave instructions for a bequest to the fund in your will or living trust. No minimum amount is required to make a commitment to the fund. You will automatically be welcomed into the St. Anne's Society. For more information please call the church office at 703-437-6530 or contact the endowment fund chair Jim Jones. The endowment fund's page on St. Anne's website also describes the fund's aims and operations.
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There will be no  Wednesday   Noon  Eucharist today - July (7/26) - and during the month of August.  That weekly service will resume in early September.
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Movies that make ME think!
Every Sunday evening in July join us for our member-curated summer series, Movies That Make ME Think! We asked members of St. Anne's to select and talk about their favorite movies and they've come up with a wonderful collection of movies. The movies will start around 6pm with your pot-luck donations, no pizza in the summer. Each week we'll watch a movie and discuss it with the person who recommended it. Space is limited so please reserve your seat as soon as possible at

7/30 Babette's Feast (1987/G/Comedy-Drama/102 minutes) During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.
Presented by Fr. John and Gabe Kajeckas
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Back to School Backpacks for Kids in Need
Each summer St. Anne's partners with Cornerstones' back-to-school backpack drive by collecting backpacks for children in the Herndon/Reston area.  Backpacks are provided to children who qualify for free or reduced-fee lunches and whose families often have to make a choice between food and bills or school supplies.  Please consider picking up a quality backpack, available in many stores during the summer, while you're out doing errands. If we each bring one we can make a substantial contribution to the drive and can greatly help a a family in need. They're looking for good quality backpacks in the following sizes:

High School Size 20"H x 14"W x 7"D (this is the area with the most need)
Middle School Size 18"H x 13" W x 6"D
Elementary School Size 16"H x 12"W x 5"D

Drop them off here at St. Anne's in the bin in the Narthex and we'll get them delivered.

Stephanie Hando
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Grill Night for July 26th!!!
This week's grill master is Mike Ball! If it looks fun, let us know and we can put you on the master list!
Bring something to grill and something to share; enjoy fellowship and the setting sun. It's a wonderful way to relax and enjoy a chat after a long day.  If you are interested in helping at Grill Night please contact the Church Office,
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Appalachia/Dungannon Team Making a Difference

Our high-school age Mission Trip team left  on Saturday  to spend a week at Dungannon in south-western Virginia. 

They are repairing homes and building relationships with the community down there. We will welcome them back on Saturday, July 29 .
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 Don't miss our all-ages parish weekend retreat at Shrine Mont,  October 27-29, 2017 .  More information coming soon about this wonderful way to get to know one another in a relaxed setting in the mountains of Virginia.
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Our 2017 Shrine Mont Parish Retreat Needs You!  
We are creating a retreat weekend that appeals to all ages and to do that we are planning to offer multiple activities during various times over the weekend.  Are you great at making beaded necklaces and bracelets? Do you play an instrument and would love to lead a sing-along?  Can you teach magic tricks?  Lead a hike?  Teach others how to knit? Organize a soccer game?  These are just examples; what is something you love to do and would be willing to teach or experience with others? 

Send ideas of what you are willing to lead by Sunday, August 20 to Mother Laura.
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It's a Baby Shower Coffee Hour!! 
 LJ Donnell is going to "bee" a mom!
Your'e invited to welcome LJ and John's Baby BOY!
Sunday, August 6th during Coffee Hour after the 10AM service
Gift Cards are especially welcome from: Target, Harris Teeter, Amazon, Babies-R-Us, Costco and Restaurants!
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VBS is in full swing!

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Children's Chapel for children age preschool through 5th grade is offered on Sundays during the 10:00 a.m. service and will be offered every Sunday through August 27.  We are currently in need of additional leaders.  If you are able to help on any of the following dates: August 6, 20, and 27, please let Mother Laura know by email ( ) or by signing up on the clipboard at the Welcome Table. The lesson, craft idea and materials, and snack are provided each week. 
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Eat! Pray! Learn! Education for Ministry Enrolling Students NOW!
We are currently enrolling for next year and have a few spaces open. EfM is a four year program of theological reflection and study offered by University of the South in Sewanee, TN.  The focus of the program is on life as ministry and understanding that ministry. If you are curious and would like to learn more, please reach out to Eleanor Ware at   (571-235-3277 ).
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Updating our Member Directory
We are in the process of updating our Member  Directory  and we need YOUR input.  After all services in July we'll be sitting at a table in the Narthex so you can make sure that we've got your most up-to-date information.  Just stop by, check what we currently have on file for you and let us know if its OK or not.  If you'd like to see our Data Privacy Policy visit .
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Monday Book Group Discussion
Our next meeting is Monday, September 18th at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will be located at CafĂ© Montmartre.

Evicted by Matthew Desmond
In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as "wrenching and revelatory" (The Nation), "vivid and unsettling" (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible
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